Silvertown was a place of early inspiration for Paul Talling's book, Derelict London. Much has changed over the last 16 years. This tour takes in some remaining sites of decay which are most certainly set to change over the next few years in the name of regeneration.
On the tour Paul shows us locations such as the Millennium Mills, long abandoned but soon to be redeveloped, the derelict Tate Institute, the remains of Tay Wharf, and the Georges Diner, now closed and always missing that apostrophe. With Paul, we also look at some original picket line graffiti, an overgrown dead pub, and a Victorian church that is now a music hall. As we walk Paul gives us some general history of the area, social stories from the past, and considers how it’s all about to change.
Meeting point: London City Airport DLR Station at the ticket machines/Costa Coffee
End point: Pontoon Dock DLR Station. You must pre-book your place
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